Lee County drug raid leads to trafficking charges against ‘The Fish Man,’ authorities say

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Alabama authorities were looking for illegal drugs last week, and they say they caught “The Fish Man.”

On Friday, the Alabama Drug Enforcement Region D Taskforce executed a search warrant at the residence of John Michael Davis — known as “The Fish Man” — in Salem, Ala.

Agents say they found a sophisticated marijuana grow operation in a hidden room in his barn on Davis’ property in the 1200 block of Lee Road 126.

Davis, 63, was arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana. The investigation continues and more arrests are expected, according to a release from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office,

When authorities searched the property, they found approximately 120 marijuana plants, approximately 16 pounds of marijuana, grow lights, ventilation equipment, and assorted liquid fertilizers. There were 20 different strains of marijuana discovered, according to the news release.

The investigation involved: ALEA Narcotics, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Valley Police Department, Lafayette Police Department, Tallassee Police Department and the Russell County Sheriff’s Office.

If you have any information about this case please contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (334)749-5651.

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